Lettering in the Morning

Hello! I am back for some fresh stories about my morning crafty adventure last Saturday at Pipino, 39 Malingap St. Teacher’s Village to be exact. I was there for Alessa’s ( Life After Breakfast ) Brush Calligraphy & Lettering workshop together with my little sister. I immediately signed up with the workshop to learn more about calligraphy and lettering using a brush &  to inject a little art & crafts in my summer list.

At first trial, I have to say I got really pressured about holding the brush pen & I need to practice more. But it was fun learning the strokes, the pressures & the styles of writing letters. And I am mighty proud of my own lettering & tried really hard to write the majuscules  and miniscules of the Copperplate. (teehee!)

Here are some of the photos:




My very own lettering! <3


Spotted: Alessa’s own Lettering (amazing!)


Our favorite quotes for the day!


I super love the pies served from Pi and Breakfast Pies! :)


Our class pic! :)


Selfie with my quote :)


Selfie with my own lettering :)


with my class/seat mate Melyn :)


with my class/seat mate Ana :)

And here are some photos from the Pop-Up Shop:  Yay!





with Ate Mansy ( Hey Kessy)


with Mikko Sumulong ( I try DIY )


It was another memorable workshop for me! :)

keepin’ it crafty!

Happy Mother’s Day


nanay‘ means mother in Filipino

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the world!

And to my mom as well, we love you very much & we thank you for the unconditional love you let us feel everyday.

This quick calligraphy is for you & to all the super moms out there! :)


Summer Stash


(1) Candy Mag April Ish (2) Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils (3) BDJ DARE/ACHIEVE (4) Real Living Planner

Hey! Summer’s really here. This is the moment we’re all waiting for. A time to have fun under the heat of the sun. A time to take more adventures together with family or with friends. A time to find good reads in a bookstore and then a little nook to read. (Aside from reading novels I do read Candy mag! #YOLO issue for April) A time to daydream. A time to do DIYs & crafts. A time to sing some laid-back tunes.  A time to do stuffs that may seem a little unnecessary to do on busy days. (I actually listed some stuff to do on these upcoming free days! :)) Well, I do love summer days not just only because I celebrate my birthday on a sunny month  but also it gives me an extra time to have ‘me-time’. :) And I just simply need a pen, a journal, a team of color pencils & a  relaxing environment to write & reflect. I really love writing long lists of happy thoughts from different experiences I went through. It was nice looking back to moments that made me the person I am now. It was not that usual ’emo’ moment but it was like an inner feeling of being grateful and happy about the challenging adventures, the brave self & the amazing people behind your back everyday.

Happy Summer everyone! :)

Things to be Happy About (04/07)


(This watercolor (just trying) lettering ‘thank you’ is my sweet treat for those who loves me everyday! Yey! Thank you also for the birthday greets! :))

I just turned 23 and I was blessed to celebrate my birthday together with my family & friends. I had to work on my birth day since it was a Monday. And it’s cool to be in school for my happy day because I was able to experience an instant globe ceremony courtesy of my co-teachers. (Globe Ceremonies are given to kids who celebrates their birthday in school. Luckily, I am one of them! Yey!)  Actually, I did  little adventures on that day that made it extra happy. And I can’t stop thanking all the wonderful people around me & God above for all the blessings received not only that day but everyday.

Here are the things to be HAPPY about last Monday:

early morning greets from my ever energetic family

opened presents from little Hannah & Ate Mae

ate my all-time fave pancit

wore yellow top + slacks + brown flats + mailman’s bag

attended an early mass (my birthday mass)

the church goers were able to sing me a ‘happy birthday’ song #yey

went to Ateneo ( #AMDG)

changed 2 to 3 in my profile form

wrote 2 on-the-spot essays wholeheartedly

greets from my co-teachers

a cute candy-inspired gift wrap from my team teacher Eley

a SURPRISE birthday cake from Chantal

an instant picture taking of our globe ceremony

made wishes & blew candles

ate saging-con-yelo

got my birthday cake plus coffee from Starbucks

happy family dinner

read greets from fb & twitter

felt blessed & happy







It was a BLAST! :)


the days after…

Tuesday: Celebrated with my co-teachers @ Starbucks. Coffee time!

Wednesday: /ma-ART-eh/ Crafty Party, an extended celebration :)



I wished to have a simple crafty party for the kids ’round the block to celebrate my 23rd birthday. I got the idea from different crafty people who hosted their own crafty, artsy and DIY parties. And I just can’t believe I was able to make it happen last April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan. I invited kids from our street for an afternoon to squeeze their creative minds and fill our space with colors. It was so fulfilling that I was able to feel the achievement through their beautiful smiles and creative-hardworking-can’t stop holding the brush hands.

This simple joy is a way of sharing my heart in making, creating & appreciating crafts and arts. And I really jumped and even dance for joy that I was able to impart ( I did my best though :) )to them  the happiness of creating & sharing. ( I really felt like I was Mansy of Hey Kessy & Alessa of Life After Breakfast while teaching the kids how to do the art activity! Those 2 creative bloggers are way too amazing that is why I look up to them! Salute.) I felt so much that these kids are really into it-> ART . I must say they did GREAT! Claps*

These are some of the photos from the /ma-ART-eh/:

1st activity: Paint Letter Cut Monograms

2nd activity: Paint ‘n Stamp

*Surprise afternoon snacks*


Busy doing their craft :)



My very own design! :) Yey!1613928_10201878276060565_1911592738012897429_nAAAAAAAAAA

Foam + Wood= Instant Foam Stamps  (Thanks papa for cutting the wood for the base. )



Stamping starts here:




Groupies #happy







That is the tag line/ theme of the party since I am into ART and I love appreciating art from different creative hands. :)


I would like to thank the following:

the kids from our street

my family

my art team ( which I kept for so long )

to God above for the sunny weather

Yey! It was really FUN! :)

Craft & Be Merry: A Crafty Adventure

It was just yesterday when I and my sister took the time of exploring another crafty artsy world -> Heima Brixton. I just can’t stop saying this line: “Hey!, We’re at Heima Brixton!”. (I did celebrate & did happy dance as well! :)) We went here for the Paper Club :”Craft and Be Merry” event which catered live art demonstration on Mural Painting, Paper Diorama Making, Paper Flower Making, Paper Cutting & MT Casa Decoration. I was able to note some of the possible DIY art projects in the future that really made my artsy heart jump for joy! I can say that this is one of the happy places for the artsy, crafty & happy kid like me. (Wink!) It was just my 1st time to visit the store yesterday but I can’t resist to love everything (from biggest to the littlest stuff ) & everyone (the artsy people coming in & out of the Heima door)  at the event. Yesterday was a blast!

Here are some of the bee-line of photos taken yesterday!

‘We live to CREATE.’

Look! Mural painting :)


The paper diorama on the making of the amazing hands of Foldyard & Co. #awesome


The Newgate Clocks


Lovely home decors

the crafty books & girly magazines (so darling! :) ) on the adorable shelves #love


Washi tapes Yey!



a cloud of cotton candy… surprise!


Sweet afternoon treats! Yipee!


Craft, (Drink!) and be Merry :)


Cupcakes are for the crafty & creative kids! #cool

Did some letter cutting stuff while waiting for the Paper Flower making demo :)1016933_10201868771382954_152427974937712677_n

Paper flower demo



Paper Flowers by Googly Gooeys :)

Sisters’ Selfie :)




Huge thanks (for the last photo of I and my sis Jessa & the Paper Flower) to Tita Micki; Jess’ HS teacher! :)

& to Heima, The Paper Club as well! :)


Happy Weekend!

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